Anambra Robbery: Seven Policemen still in detention

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In Nigeria
Jul 23rd, 2014
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The seven policemen attached to the Anambra State Government House who were on duty when a robbery incident took place in the house are still in detention for negligence of duty.

Also, unnamed civilian who made a suspicious call around 2.am on that day, 10 minutes before the incident, has also been arrested.

About thirteen days ago, eleven brain boxes of Hilux Vehicles were stolen at the government house, while two of the screens of the vehicles were equally smashed by the hoodlums.

Following the report to the state police command, the police men on duty on the day were arrested and taken to the B division of the state police command for interrogation.

The Nation gathered Wednesday, in Awka that the police men had been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID’s) detention room.

When contacted on the fate of the arrested and detained policemen, the State Police Public Relations Officer, Emeka Chukwuemeka, said the incident was being investigated.

He said the command was working round the clock in making sure that justice was done.

The Nation also gathered that the policemen were sleeping when the incident happened, while the Hilux Buses, it was learnt arrived from Lagos same day.

A mechanic in Awka who pleaded anonymity, told the Nation that brain box of each Toyota Hilux  costs between 80,000 to 90,000 naira.

One of the workers at the government house told the Nation that those women selling “Ogogoro” (hot drinks) at the back gate of the government house should be barred from staying their.

“Those people give drinks to the policemen and when they are drunk they go to sleep and I believe it was the reason why such thing happened”.

Meanwhile, the state command had already de-listed the policemen from going back to government house if they were released from detention, while their replacements had resumed work.


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